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Order of Canada

Thomas C. Douglas, C.C., P.C., M.A., D.C.L.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Thomas C. Douglas, C.C., P.C., M.A., D.C.L. C.C. Ottawa
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada June 22, 1981 October 21, 1981
When in 1934 a young Baptist minister entered Saskatchewan politics, a trend began which was to place Tommy Douglas at the head of the first social democratic government in Canada. This led to new initiatives in the arts, health, industry, road building, energy, and justice. Later, as federal leader of the New Democratic Party, he continued his strivings in the wider arena. He is now president of the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation, dedicated to the study of government.
Deceased on February 24, 1986.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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